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Orostachys – Chinese Dunce Cap – Orostachys

Garden Height
2 - 4
12 - 16
12 - 16
Container Role
Flower Size
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun
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Drought Tolerant

Heat Tolerant

Maintenance Notes

Easy Care.

Uses Notes

Great in landscapes and containers.

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Container, Landscape

pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.4 - 0.6

Fertilization 100 - 150

Light Requirements High

Water Requirements Dry to Moderate

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 55 - 65° Fahrenheit

Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 10-14
6" and Gallon Pot : 14-16
7-9" Pot : 16-22
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot :

Pinching and Growth Regulators

None necessary.

Pest and Disease Management

General pest and disease practices. A fungicide drench is recommended at transplant.

Grower Tips

-VERY low water requirement.
-Fungicides at planting
-Let dry between waterings.
-Always maintain high light and good air circulation.
-Long days required to reduce flowering.
-If kept in shade rosetta shape will not be observed.

Most succulents will not tolerate a hard frost, use care depending on genus and cultivar.

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